Corn
Hedge funds buy grains at record pace, as weather woes threaten crops
... but the extent of the buying is so big it spurs ideas that funds may now turn to selling instead. In softs, speculators are record bearish
Analysts wrong-footed by corn price dip - but not by falls in soy, wheat
Brokers had banked on retreats in soy and wheat prices, but not in corn, FocusEconomics data show. In softs, analysts are upbeat on prices
Strategie Grains cuts EU wheat harvest hopes - again
The group takes above 3m tonnes in 3 months its cuts to EU soft wheat hopes - following hard on the heels of a downgrade by the USDA too
Corn, winter wheat drag grains lower, as US supply hopes top expectations
Spring wheat and soybeans eventually falter too, despite emerging less negatively from the USDA's benchmark Wasde report on world crop supplies
China tightens grip on world seeds sector with $1.1bn Dow deal
Citic Agri Fund buys a portfolio of Brazilian seed assets from Dow Chemical, which is selling them to win approval for its merger with DuPont
Hedge funds 'aggressive' buyers in grains - and 'more to come'
... in corn and soy, some say, in which funds remain net short as US weather fears are growing. Funds are now more short in softs than grains
Grain prices rise at quickest in 3 years - despite 'abundant' supplies
The UN, while cuttings hopes for the world wheat harvest, says supplies are "ample" nonetheless. Still, grain prices rise, as do dairy values
Spain's wheat imports to soar 40%, as 'worst crop omens confirmed'
AgroInfomarket lifts forecasts for soft wheat and corn imports by the EU's top buyer, as it cuts, again, hopes for Spain's own harvest
Hedge funds wrong-footed, again, by downbeat grain bets
Hedge funds ramped up bearish bets on corn and soy ahead of gains in futures - which will likely foster short-covering, and further price rises
Monsanto raises doubts over ideas of Brazilian corn sowings rise
The group, unlike the USDA, foresees a drop in Brazil's corn area in 2017-18. In Mato Grosso, low prices mean corn is worth less than transport
Ensus, Vivergo to lead rebound in EU ethanol output this year
Still, it is corn, rather than wheat, which will see a rise in demand from EU ethanol plants. Use of sugar beet will rebound too
Richardson International steps up to global stage with EU oats deal
Canada's largest ag group buys a UK-based oats processor in its biggest purchase outside North America, enhancing grain sector consolidation
Hedge funds hike bearish bets on softs to record high - 'heralding price gains'
Speculators lift bearish betting on cocoa, coffee, cotton and sugar to an all-time high, while cutting short positions in wheat - at a loss